1st Place in the International Category Mobile Phone Photography at Slovak Press Photo 2020

Everything is changing

After several sudden changes in my life I needed a change and decided to move to Glasgow in Scotland just before the last Christmas. In January Czech tourists and I as their tourist guide flew to start a three weeks’ cruise in the Indian Ocean. Upon my return home from Scotland by the beginning of March I was contracted to accompany tourists to the Caribbean. Back then the Covid-19-related situation in Europe got complicated. The Caribbean seemed to be a safe place. Unfortunately, it quickly changed. Passengers with a positive test result were identified aboard and we all ended in a quarantine and isolation. Anxiety and insecurity resulted in several cases of infarction among the passengers. No island was willing to let us land and we became prisoners on the board of the cruiser. Countries around the world started to close the borders and our journey back home seemed unreal. After days of uncertainty, Guadeloupe let us ashore under a strict condition: directly get on a bus escorted by the police to the specific aircraft waiting for us at the airport. After a tiring and stigmatized flight we wandered through Europe before we finally got to Prague. An appointed healthcare team waited for our arrival and immediately prescribed quarantine. The originally planned 14 days turned into two months due to Covid-19. My return to Scotland took four months. I lost my job, safe home, stress and health issues appeared. On the other hand, I had time to think and reassess things and understand what is really important. I asked for a change and got it. Some returns to your self can take a lot of time or eternity. I returned to Prague, to the starting line and I will go on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nomination for 1st Place in the International Category Everyday live at Slovak Press Photo 2020

48 days of isolation

A personal photographic diary mapping fears, doubts, absence of freedom and loneliness deep inside me which became my daily reality after the Covid-19 infection and the consequent 2-months‘ lockdown.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Film: DAY 43

FESTIVALS:

České vize, National Round, Ústí nad Orlicí, 10/2020, Czech republic

ARSFilm, Kroměříž, 10/2020, Czech Republic

Rychnovská 8, Rychnov nad Kněžnou, 9/ 2020, Czech Republic

Lift-Off Sessions Film Festival, International online, 7/2020, UK

České vize, Regional Round CSNFT ČR for Prague, Ústi region and Liberec region, 5/2020, Czech republic

The First CORMAN Quarantine Film Festival, International online, 5/2020, USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QUARANTINE ZINE

Slovakia 4/2020

Portfolio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Magazine Pravda

Slovakia 4/2020

Portfolio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Magazine iLeGaLiT

3/2020

Project Uncanny Valley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Exhibition of the Award Winning Photos at Slovak Press Photo 2019

Municipal Library of Piešťany, Piešťany. Slovakia

20.2. – 31.3. 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Exhibition of winning photos at Slovak Press Photo 2019

Bratislava Museum, Bratislava, Slovakia

31.10. – 31.12. 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Place in the International Category Mobile Phone Photography at Slovak Press Photo 2019 (with Jindřich Štreit)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uncanny Valley, Photofestival Blatná on the theme Wild